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post #16 of 65
Also, I think they're slightly more popular in the South, and are seen as less of an affectation there. Is this just my imagination, or do others perceive this as well?
post #17 of 65
The head of the Federal Public Defender's office in Arizona wears a bow tie every day. It works for him and you just don't notice that he's wearing one.
post #18 of 65
Personally, I like wearing them if they add a bit of flare to an otherwise mundane or predictable outfit. I tend to not take myself very seriously when I dress and like the idea of having fun with clothes, generally in a GTH spirit while avoiding the assumed stuffiness of the wearer. My most recent purchase was from Social Primer for BB. They make some really cool ties that put a twist on the conservative nature of the look.
post #19 of 65
jeromestyle, I have yet to find a man who could pull off a bowtie with a suit or a formal sportscoat that wouldn't look better with a tie. Bowties are great with sweaters, madras jackets and all similar informal jackets.
post #20 of 65
Bowties are extremely hard to pull of.
post #21 of 65
The FOI do a pretty good job of rocking the bows.
post #22 of 65
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Also, I think they're slightly more popular in the South, and are seen as less of an affectation there. Is this just my imagination, or do others perceive this as well?

Probably not your imagination. I wear a bow a few times a month and rarely do I get a comment.
post #23 of 65
I would agree with the sentiments that bowties: 1) are more common in the South, and 2) only work if you feel comfortable wearing them. The fact that they're worn more where I'm from (the South) makes me feel more comfortable wearing them.
post #24 of 65
I wear a bow tie at least once a week and sometimes more. I work in a very relaxed...make that sloppily dressed and mostly lackadaisical sartorially...cube farm. I'm a book editor and the fact I always wear a tie and nice shoes makes me a bit of an anomaly. Add into the mix I'm heavily tattooed (even my hands). It is my put-together style that draws attention. The only people at the office who have ever said anything are the IT guys in their way-to-big and pleated chinos with wrinkled polos 2 sizes too big and their white New Balance.

I say rock a bow tie. Make sure it's one you tie though...those pre-tied ones are as horrible as clip ties. They are fun. They are a conversation starter. Everyone wears ties. Not everyone dons bow ties.
post #25 of 65
I wear bowties much of the time although not daily. That said, 'gracefully' is not an adverb that I associate with them. Jauntily or nattily might be more appropriate.
post #26 of 65
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post

I wear bowties much of the time although not daily. That said, 'gracefully' is not an adverb that I associate with them. Jauntily or nattily might be more appropriate.

why not gracefully?
post #27 of 65
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Originally Posted by matt22616 View Post

I would agree with the sentiments that bowties: 1) are more common in the South, and 2) only work if you feel comfortable wearing them. The fact that they're worn more where I'm from (the South) makes me feel more comfortable wearing them.

Indeed they are more common in the south and the frat guys love them. I have two but I rarely wear them but I plan on using them and buying more. I see bowties as festive and almost semi-formal.
post #28 of 65
Me, once or twice a week.
-TTO
post #29 of 65

If I wore a bowtie in Central Europe, people would probably laugh at me, confidence or not.

post #30 of 65
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Originally Posted by jeromestyle View Post


why not gracefully?
Well, it can be worn gracefully. Webster's definition of graceful is 'pleasing or attractive in line, proportion, or movement.' So yes, a bow tie can add a graceful touch under the right circumstances. With a dinner suit I think of it as graceful.

But with less formal dress, I tend to think of a bow tie as adding more of a jaunty touch. The definition of jaunty being: sprightly in manner or appearance : lively.
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